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Chinese hemp: 6 key drivers

By Daniel Kruse • In the many years I’ve been observing the Chinese hemp market, there’s never been a more exciting moment than now, as…

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CBD ruling sets back South African hemp

After a decision to place CBD in the government’s most highly restrictive category for narcotics substances (SA Schedule 6) six months ago, South African Health…


Seed specialist to advance Euro-US deals

(With biz notes on: Aurora Cannabis, Patagonia, Wholly Hemp Farm)  Three Coloradans have joined with a leading European-based consultant to create a seed specialist firm. Based…


Research project probes dog owners

A research team from Colorado State University (CSU) (USA) is surveying U.S. dog owners about medical marijuana and hemp in their pets’ diet. “We’re very…


Stakeholders urge wide berth for CBD

Europe-based cannabidiol (CBD) stakeholders have launched an information-gathering effort to bolster their arguments aimed at keeping CBD off international drug schedules. The initiative is in…


Farming Act, CBD research bill advanced

A fresh bi-partisan bill that would remove hemp from the U.S. government’s list of controlled substances has been introduced by James Comer, a Republican congressman…


U.S. firm claims exclusive Thai hemp deal

(With biz notes on: Canah, HemPoland, Kannaway) A Seattle, Washington-based firm says it’s made a deal with the Thai government for exclusive global rights to…


A hemp building showcase for Haiti

With backing by the Finnish government, hands-on support of the Ireland-based International Hemp Building Association (IHBA) and supplies from Dutch firm HempFlax, “Mobil Ekol,” a…





Hemp building symposium set for Montreal

The International Hemp Building Association (IHBA) moves its annual Symposium to Montreal this October, said Steve Allin, the Association’s Director. This marks the first time…